‘Immersed’: A Unique Sound bath Experience at Peterborough Cathedral

June 24, 2024

Prepare to embark on a sensory journey with “Immersed,” a world premiere performance designed to heal, uplift, and inspire. This unique concert is set to take place in the breathtaking surroundings of Peterborough Cathedral, where music and history combine to create a truly transformative experience.


“Immersed” is more than just a concert—it is an unparalleled musical journey. Audiences will be bathed in a sea of healing sounds and ethereal melodies, as world-renowned violinist David LePage, composer Richard Leigh, vocalist Rachel Parkes, and the ancestral sounds and extraordinary gongs of Earthdance come together to create an unforgettable performance.


Step into the majestic Peterborough Cathedral and allow The Gathering Sound to envelop you with the sublime tunes of David LePage’s violin. Composer Richard Leigh will guide you through a mesmerising sonic landscape, weaving layers of sounds with viola and piano, enhanced by the soaring voice of Rachel Parkes. Earthdance will bring their unique blend of ancient instruments, including gongs, didgeridoo, and Native American flute, to resonate deeply within the cathedral’s walls.


This immersive experience offers a space for audience members to lay down during the performance if they wish, allowing them to fully surrender to the power of music to heal and transform.


Artist Highlights:


David LePage: “David Le Page is one of the most exciting musicians I’ve been lucky enough to encounter. His unique sense of creativity infuses everything he does, driven by a deeply poetic spirit.” – The Independent

Richard Leigh: “…spacious, ethereal landscapes with sparse instrumentation… conjuring the immensity of space and resonating with the mysterious eternal world of the soul.” – Rob Weinberg, Classic FM

Earthdance: “By opening ourselves to the sacred, ancestral and primal sounds, we can reconnect to the source of all life, re-energising, revitalising and rejuvenating our whole being.” – Earthdance

Rachel Parkes: Rachel was a founder member of the internationally acclaimed a cappella ensemble Voces8 and has performed with prestigious groups such as Tenebrae and the Eric Whitacre Singers. She continues to inspire as a soloist, choral singer, and vocal coach.


Tickets are limited, £28.50pp and can be booked here: ‘Immersed’ by The Gathering Sound – Peterborough Cathedral (peterborough-cathedral.org.uk)